Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services (59182)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study
The course will provide you with an insight into life and work within the different Public Services, including the skills and fitness levels you need, furthering your knowledge of the law, citizenship and other areas, developing leadership and expedition skills and much more.

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future, as most employers are looking for ability in these areas. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Examples of the units that you may study are;

Investigate employment in the uniformed services
Physical fitness for the uniformed services
Develop team working and problem solving skills
Health and safety in the uniformed services
Health and hygiene in the uniformed services
Follow uniformed service routine
Explore equality and diversity for the uniformed services
Undertake adventurous activities
Participate in competitive sports

Who should attend?

Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs A*-D (or new grade 9-3)

OR

Level 1 qualification, plus Level 1 Functional skills in English or Maths

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

On successful completion of this programme, to the required grade standard, you may wish to progress onto the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Public Services. Students wishing to progress to the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services will be considered on an individual basis. You may also progress to other Level 3 courses offered at Wakefield College subject to successful applications.
Career opportunities

This course will prepare you with the skills and qualities to progress to a career within a public sector organisation although most of the uniformed Public Services have minimum age requirements, so you will need further experience and training before you can apply. This course is just the first step on your way to a career with organisations such as the Police, Fire Service, Prison Service, Armed Services and many more.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your group and individual work. You will be assessed using a combination of workbooks, written assignments presentations as well as oral and practical assessments. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level and your final portfolio grade will be determined through an aggregate of all the unit grades you achieve over the programme.

Further study

On successful completion of this programme, to the required grade standard, you may wish to progress onto the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Public Services. Students wishing to progress to the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services will be considered on an individual basis. You may also progress to other Level 3 courses offered at Wakefield College subject to successful applications.
Career opportunities

This course will prepare you with the skills and qualities to progress to a career within a public sector organisation although most of the uniformed Public Services have minimum age requirements, so you will need further experience and training before you can apply. This course is just the first step on your way to a career with organisations such as the Police, Fire Service, Prison Service, Paramedics, Armed Services and many more.

Attendance
This is a one year full-time course, Monday to Friday, and will include a number of residential visits and activities e.g. an Army week and an Expedition week. The course is offered at our City Campus with additional activities taking place at the Lightwaves sports facilities if required. This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

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Delivery: Classroom
Category: Vocational Training »
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Level 2 Diploma

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